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Information Age Gallery: Cable
The telegraph gave rise to the first global communication network, radically shrinking our world. Explore the objects on display in the Information Age Gallery and discover the ways cable still plays a vital role in an increasingly wireless world.
Copy of the receiver and alarm call of Schilling's electric telegraph, 1870-1877
Cryptograph (coding and decoding machine) by Sir Charles Wheatstone, 1843-1875
Hand perforator and copy stand for Wheatstone automatic telegraph system, 1890-1910